The v word. A commercial ‘holiday’ created to fill the gap between Christmas and Easter or an excuse to eat your body weight in chocolate. Maybe you’re an anti-valentines single or loved up in a relationship. Personally I thought Valentines Day seemed kinda hard to escape this year – anyone else agree? Every shop was pushing something red, something heart-shaped or fifty shades of something.
Even on Friday 13th, I arrived at work to find this heart on a stick from a ‘secret admirer’ at my desk (not saying that I didn’t appreciate it though ha):
I not usually one to buy into the idea of Valentines day, but when Jack presented me with flowers and offered to make me breakfast it would have been rude to say no, right? (Bless him)
With my housemates choosing to celebrate an ‘anti-valentines’ day, we decided to head to Borough Market for some sweet treats (and because Lucy hadn’t been before!). My favourite market in London, there is always something cool happening and I love the traditional design details still dotted around. I discover something new every time I visit!
The market was buzzing with people and the smells of freshly baked bread, sweetly scented flowers, fine wine and cheese. As always I was on the look out for visual gems; from funky mushroom chalkboard typography and fifty shades inspired gingerbread…
… to flavoursome cheeses and pink delights from Turkey – the market offered everything to tempt those valentines taste buds. Other things we saw included cute dogs, couples with flutes of bubbly and a bread making class.
With meringues and gluten-free cake in hand, there was just one question left on our lips:
… will you brie mine? 😉
Hope you all had a lovely
valentines day Saturday. If you’ve never been to Borough Market, treat yourself one weekend!